AW10: New Nail Shades From Nails Inc & a (Kinda Sorta) Dupe

By | August 16 2010 | 12 Comments

Nails Inc Autumn 2010

On counter on Thursday is a new quad of Nails Inc polishes for Autumn in very on-trend greyed shades. I can’t see any one of these not finding favour what with the current fad for greiging everything being so strong, and if you like what you see, then get your paws on Palace Garden Terrace (the, eh, new ‘greige’ apparently), Lowndes Square (an Estee-alike take on that brand’s Surreal Violet), Queensgate Mews (a deep glossy black grape) and Duke of Wellington Place (gunmetal grey) when they launch on the 19th. Each is €15.

But! Yes, there’s more: Nails Inc nail counters are currently offering a cut-price offer: book before 11am Monday to Saturday or before 1pm on Sundays and get the brand’s shape and paint mani for €15, as opposed to €22. Not bad, eh?

I’m not done yet, either. A recce around my local chemist on Saturday turned up a very affordable beigey-greigy shade that’d be right at home with this lot of taupey temptation. Wanna know what it is? Head after the cut, so.

catrice from dusk till dawn

This is Catrice From Dusk Till Dawn. This shot doesn’t adequately capture the fact there are a lot of lilacy/pink tones in it. A creme shade, this might be a mere €2.79 but it’s actually a bit of a pain in the arse to work with – it drags in application and you will need three-to-four coats to achieve opacity. I like the colour, but was disappointed with the product itself – I could have just gotten a dud bottle though, as Orlando had nothing but praise for Catrice’s Don’t Feed The Birds last week.

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12 Replies to "AW10: New Nail Shades From Nails Inc & a (Kinda Sorta) Dupe"

  • LuLuBabe says:

    Desert breeze (I think it is called) from E.L.F. is the most perfect greige I’ve found. It’s a putty-ish shade, goes on a treat and lasts for days and days and days (and I am hard on my nails). It also costs next to nowt – what’s not to love?

  • Aphrodite says:

    This is like a nail varnish range designed by Andrew Stone!

  • Tigerlily says:

    Kirstie – I’ve had that Catrice shade for a few months now and find the application really good, but then I have another (Clay-ton my hero – lovely shade) which takes a minimum 4 coats to look reasonable. I think like many other brands there are good bottles and dud bottles. Essie have this problem too I’ve heard.

    Loving the nails inc polishes – am seriously hoping ASOS stocks them

  • Kirstie says:

    yer man from Pineapple Dance Studios!? How come??

    Imagine Louis Spence’s range? It’d high kick itself off your nails

  • Kirstie says:

    ASOS don’t ship nail polish to ireland for some reason!

  • Emz says:

    Really like the look of these!

    Kirstie – ASOS started shipping polishes to Ireland (19 countries in fact!) about 2 months ago YAY!

  • Tigerlily says:

    Kirstie – yep tis true – I have been buying my way through the ASOS paints range since I got the good news.

  • sevda says:

    Aphrodite – nail polish range designed Andrew Stone – LOL !!!!

  • Aphrodite says:

    Seveda – heheh!

    Kirstie – it’s just because the enigma that is Andrew Stone loves his black nailvarnish

  • miffyonline says:

    I have that Catrice shade on my toesies right now and it’s opaque in two coats, could even have got away with one thicker coat. Strange.

    I love the Nails Inc shades above but I reckon I have at least one dupe for each of the shades given that purple, taupe and grey figure very highly in my collection. I highly rate Nails Inc in terms of application and opacity though. The grape shade looks divine.

  • Cremster says:

    I got a great dupe in H&M yesterday called ‘Grey Sky’, really nice putty colour and quite a steal at 95cent. Coloured well with 2 coats, though have yet to see how it lasts as I only fired it on this evening.

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